Anyone going to Ty's CD Release show on Tuesday? ....Call ur friends up and go.. have a drink, and enjoy this guy.. he's amazing !!
We just saw him last night along with Sonia Leigh and Uncle Kracker.... and the show was kick-ass !! Loved all three artists.. the night went on forever.. fabulous friends.. GOOD TIMES !! There was a group of 10 - 15 of us just dancing, drinking, and having a Daam good time. "Daam, it's good to be me" never felt so daam good..haha My husband got an Uncle Kracker trucker hat. I entered to win a Ty Stone signed guitar. Lots of great T-shirts avail. I was hoping to see Ty's newest full cd on the table for sale... but he only had the two that I already have. I know... I haven't gone to itunes yet.. and that it is avail there... but I'm old school and I really would like a cd to have.
Wrote a lil review of Ty Stone's performance:
Ty Stone brought out his best last night in Jersey. I had gotten quite a few goosebumps several times thru-out his set... and it wasn't from being cold in there. Truth is.. I had always thought of his voice as being incredible - his talents and ability to write a song, sing, and perform are equal to the likes of the best songwriters out there... adding his own experiences and elements thru-out his songs.
Talk about being Real, Mr. Ty Stone... Real Thang?.. Why Yes, Sir...and that's 'The Truth' !!!
The day was St. Patty's Day, and I had never been out to a bar to celebrate in this tradition... so I was pretty excited. Many friends that I know from long ago to recently met showed up to party it down. We also had brought some of our family with us to share in the celebration. Which they tell me they loved him, and they will go to the next one that comes around.
Ty came out on stage sporting a green Leprechan Top Hat, and revealed long red hair. I personally like that he has grown out his hair from the short-do that he has had for awhile. It's a great look on him -gives him more character. Thru-out his set, he would get the crowd to participate by letting us sing along to a part of a song, or laugh at his jokes. He really got the party off to a great start.
I feel as if he has been fine-tuning his songs, as well as his set. He has created setlist that tells a story... his story. He's breathing more air into his songs, doing all the right pauses at all the right times, letting the audience feel the song's meaning even more now then ever before.
He commanded our attention before he went into a long-explosive run ending on a very controlled vibrato...making us feel how much he misses his home in his opening song 'Bless St. Anthony'. He slows it down mid-set to a very beautiful version of 'You make me smile'... his guitar stays set on tremolo as it accompanies his gentle voice to tell the story of loves sweet embrace. Then, the song builds up to a climax with thru the power of his voice, quite like the climax of a lover's firey desire, and then it slows back down at the end, as to embrace it, once again. He finished his set by taking it back home to the place he grew up 'Down River'... at the end of the song.. he again belts out yet another explosive soulful filled run leaving the crowd wanting more.
Ty also played a classic cover 'Keep your hands to yourself', as well as his song that made his new album title, 'American Style', along with his new single, and video that you can catch now on CMT.COM, 'Anywhere's Better'. I feel the set was genius, covering all his power ballads, and well-written material.
I hope everyone gets a chance to go see Ty do his thing real soon b/c he's REALLY laying it down.. and he's bringing his A game.